Green Man Gaming selling games in dollars for Swedish customers

#1 Edited by RIDEBIRD (1233 posts) -

Okay, very specific thread and threadtitle, but here's the deal: Green Man Gaming is making it possible to purchase in dollars for Swedish customers. This is a huge deal for us, since it cuts prices in half compared to steam with their pre-order and coupon deals. Overall it's an amazing site as well - secure, reliable, trade ins, fast, great support, most games plug right into Steam, the coupons (seriously 20% off almost always in some sort of deal) and their own client for non-steam games is pretty allright. I've been buying games there for a while, in euros, because of their coupons and deals, which already made them a bit cheaper then Steam.

Here I might do something rulebreaking, I don't know. If you use this link (http://www.greenmangaming.com/?gmgr=fubeveha) I will get five dollars - but - so will you, when you create an account and purchase something. Is that okay? I mean, people that create accounts do gain a benefit as well. If not, please remove this part of the post and let the thread be since this is intended to be a heads up to fellow swedes, not adspam. All I could find in the FAQ is no advertising/spamming of personal sites, and I have absolutely no affiliation with GMG.

Please just use this normal link if this isn't okay or if you just don't want no part of it - www.greenmangaming.com

#2 Edited by phrosen (153 posts) -

Only swedes? I too, as a fellow European would like some of these magical dollar-prices. Boo!
 
But yea, greenmangaming is awesome. They seem to never not have a 20% off coupon right on the front page.

#3 Edited by RIDEBIRD (1233 posts) -

@phrosen:

For now at least. I asked them on Twitter a few weeks ago why their europrices were so inflated - like 24 pounds, 24 dollars and 45 euros. I couldn't understand, I mean, even if Steam does it all wrong it's at least 45 = 45. It had something to do with contracts, but at least these dudes are small enough and personal that they told me.

Then they did something weird. They set my account to use dollars. I was like, what the fuck, are they risking shit over this? Apparently it seems they found a loophole in their contracts or that they simply had overlooked that option, and now just did that for all swedes.

My guess is that it will be the same for all of Europe, if they can, since they will have a taste of shittons of money today. Their site has been hammered all day since the announcement, since we seriously have to spend 20€ instead of like 45€ for the same service (most games are Steamworks) - that's after coupons. I guess they make less money per purchase, but the sheer volume they will be pushing is going to be astounding.

#4 Posted by SlasherMan (1725 posts) -

Not a Swede, but I'll second everything mentioned here about GMG. Pre-ordered Deus Ex HR from them for $30, and got $5 in store credit. One heck of a deal.
I've definitely been looking at their site a lot more frequently now, and looks like it'll be my place for digital pre-orders.

#5 Posted by AlexW00d (6435 posts) -

Unfortunately it is more expensive than Steam for me being English, but hell that is some kind of deal for you Swedes.

#6 Posted by kyrieee (379 posts) -

This is ridiculous, Batman AC in dollars with a coupon is less than 50% of what it would cost on Steam o_O

#7 Posted by benjaebe (2784 posts) -

And this is why digital storefronts have every opportunity to kick the shit out of retail when it comes to PC games. Inflated prices for other countries really don't make a lick of sense when it's all digital.

#8 Posted by valrog (3648 posts) -

That's actually pretty cool.

#9 Posted by benjaebe (2784 posts) -
@viiral said:

@benjaebe said:

And this is why digital storefronts have every opportunity to kick the shit out of retail when it comes to PC games. Inflated prices for other countries really don't make a lick of sense when it's all digital.

umm.. come again? what inflated prices? unless you live in a country with shitty currency value then its the oppesit.

You know. Australia. Or anyone that uses Euros on Steam where 1 Euro = 1 Dollar even though the real exchange rate is about 1 euro per 1 and a half dollars. It adds up.
#10 Posted by JudgeDread (572 posts) -
Currency has also changed in France and Russia. 
 

From my post before I saw this one: 
 
Using the rebate codes on their page I purchased Dead IslandDeus Ex HR Augmented Edition and Red Orchestra 2 Deluxe edition (all Steamworks games) for a total of 110$/78€. On Steam this would have cost me 199$/140,5€. They always have various discount codes, look on their main page, game information screens, their twitter and facebook and you can also find codes by searching the internet. 
  
Current codes: 
20SUM-MERSA-VINGS (20%) 
EATIN-BRAIN-ZZZZZ (dicsount on zombie games including dead island) 
READY-UPDEA-ISLAN (Dead Island specific code)

Greenman games on steam: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2046945 
 
Also a reminder, Direct2Drive (Check out their current bundle sale), Gamersgate and Impulse also sells Steamworksgames so be sure to check those sites out as well. And if you are willing to wait for snailmail you can purchase cheap Steamworks games from online web stores like amazon.co.ukhutgameplayhmv and zavvi
Retail games on steam: https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=7480-wusf-3601 
 
 
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#11 Posted by emergency (1190 posts) -

Yeah I got managed to get Red orchestra 2 and Dead Island pre-ordered for £36 overall. Was well chuffed.

#12 Posted by BounceDK (166 posts) -

Steam sucks.

#13 Edited by TheSeductiveMoose (3625 posts) -

Am I insane if I prefer buying physical copies for $100 just because I like having boxes? 
 
But holy shit! 300 SEK for a new game is fucking bananas.

#14 Posted by SomeJerk (3389 posts) -

@TheSeductiveMoose said:

Am I insane if I prefer buying physical copies for $100 just because I like having boxes?

You're not alone in being insane, if you are. Love a bookshelf put to good use.

#15 Posted by Chemin (633 posts) -

Seems really nice. I signed up this instant. I love steam, and I have a shit ton of games there, bought on sales, but the prices for new games are shit. And I've never bought a new game there, ever. GMG on the other hand makes it a different story. I will keep my eyes peeled.

#16 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

@viiral said:

@benjaebe said:

@viiral said:

@benjaebe said:

And this is why digital storefronts have every opportunity to kick the shit out of retail when it comes to PC games. Inflated prices for other countries really don't make a lick of sense when it's all digital.

umm.. come again? what inflated prices? unless you live in a country with shitty currency value then its the oppesit.

You know. Australia. Or anyone that uses Euros on Steam where 1 Euro = 1 Dollar even though the real exchange rate is about 1 euro per 1 and a half dollars. It adds up.

Digital prices are inflated yes. retail are not.

Retail prices are inflated compared to the US. You really need to check yourself before you spend yourself (too much)...or something.

#17 Posted by JudgeDread (572 posts) -

new code for 20% discount on greenmangaming 

GREEN-MANGA-MING1
supposed to work until monday
#18 Posted by Sjupp (1911 posts) -

@Ertard: Forgot to thank you for this. EVERYTHING SUDDENLY BECOMES 40% CHEAPER <3

#19 Posted by RIDEBIRD (1233 posts) -

@Sjupp: It is indeed fucking AWESOME.

@JudgeDread: Thank you!

#20 Posted by Sjupp (1911 posts) -

Just bought Dead Island for 216 SEK ($33) which would have cost me 450 SEK ($69). Ludicrous!

#21 Posted by JudgeDread (572 posts) -

New code 
Football Manager 2012: GOALS-GOALS-GOALS 
apparently the price and code rebate for FM 2012 varies regarding on your region (ip-adress) so I am not sure that the goals code makes the game cheaper than  GREEN-MANGA-MING1

#22 Posted by JudgeDread (572 posts) -

new discount code on greenmangaming WORLD-ATWAR-20PEC 20% discount on various titles, click on link to go to campaign page. Though according to neogaf the code works on some other games as well.

If you are not a member of greenmangaming you can use mine or retards referal link (see previous page) and recieve 5$ off your next purchase.

#23 Edited by Funkydupe (3321 posts) -

What currency does Sweden use now with GMG? Were you guys moved to Euros this year?

#24 Edited by NicksCorner (433 posts) -

I live in Denmark and I just checked GoG.com.

Prices were indeed in Dollars ^^

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